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Elementary Japanese I
Course: JPN101

First Term: 2014 Spring
Lec + Lab   5.0 Credit(s)   6.0 Period(s)   5.7 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Basic grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary of Japanese. Study of Japanese culture. Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Read and write HIRAGANA syllabary and KATAKANA syllabary. (I)
2. Demonstrate proper pronunciation, intonation and accent of the Japanese language. (I-XXIX)
3. Demonstrate oral communication skill in the Japanese language in a limited context. (I-XXIX)
4. Demonstrate aural comprehension skill in the Japanese in a limited context. (I-XXIX)
5. Demonstrate proper social interaction using the Japanese language in a limited context. (I-XXIX)
6. Read and write about 40 KANJI (Chinese characters). (XIX)
7. Demonstrate basic understanding of the Japanese culture. (XXIX)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Japanese Sounds and Writing System.
   A. English words and their Japanese pronunciations.
   B. The sound system.
   C. KATAKANA syllabary.
   D. HIRAGANA syllabary.
II. MASU Form the Normal Style Statement.
   A. MASU-affirmative imperfect.
   B. MASEN;negative imperfect.
   C. MASHITA-affirmative perfect.
   D. MASENDESHITA-negative perfect.
III. Interrogative DOKO, NANI, and KA.
   A. Question particle KA.
   B. DOKO where.
   C. NANI what.
IV. Making Propositions.
V. Location and Existence.
   A. ARIMASU inanimate objects.
   B. IMASU animate objects.
VI. Interrogative DARE and DONATA.
   A. DARE who (normal statement).
   B. DONATA who (polite).
VII. DESU the Copula (be).
   A. DESU affirmative imperfect.
   C. JAA ARIMASEN negative imperfect.
   D. DESHITA affirmative perfect.
   F. JAA ARIMASENDESHITA negative perfect.
VIII. Adjectival nouns and copula.
IX. Adjectives.
   A. Adjective and copula.
      1. I DESU.
      2. KU ARIMASEN.
      3. KATTA DESU.
X. Adverbs.
   A. Adverb and predicate.
      1. TOTEMO.
      2. TAITEI.
      3. ITSUMO.
      4. CHOTTO.
      5. SUGU.
XI. DESHOO Presumption.
   A. Adjective and DESHOO.
   B. Adjectival nouns and DESHOO.
XII. Family Terms.
   A. Family terms for own family.
   B. Family terms for other`s family.
XIII. DOOSHITE Iterrogative.
   A. DOOSHITE why, how come.
XIV. Numerals.
   A. 0-1,000,000.
XV. TAI Form Adjectival Derivative.
   A. Verb stem and TAI DESU.
XVI. Giving and Receiving.
   A. Give to the superior SASHIAGEMASU.
   B. Give to the level AGEMASU.
   C. Give to the inferior YARIMASU.
   D. Receive from the superior ITADAKIMASU.
   E. Receive from the level MORAIMASU.
   F. Receive from the inferior MORAIMASU.
   G. Given by the superior KUDASAIMASU.
   H. Given by the level KUREMASU.
   I. Given by the inferior KUREMASU.
XVII. Counters.
   A. MAI.
   B. NIN.
   C. SAI.
   A. Polite Imperative TE KUDASAI.
XIX. KANJI (Chinese Characters).
XX. Predicate Extender IMASU (-ing).
   A. TE form and IMASU.
XXI. Plain Affirmative (Dictionary Form) and Plain Negative Imperfect.
   A. Plain affirmative AGERU, ARU, KURU, etc.
   B. Plain negative AGENAI, NAI, KONAI, etc..
XXII. Expectation HAZU DESU.
   A. Plain affirmative.
      1. Negative.
      2. Imperfect and HAZU DESU.
   A. Plain affirmative.
      1. Negative.
      2. Imperfect and TSUMORI DESU.
XXIV. Adjectival Noun Modifying Noun.
   A. Adjectival noun and NA and noun.
XXV. Adjective Modifying Noun.
   A. Adjective and noun.
XXVI. Purpose of Action.
   A. Stem form and NI and motion verb.
XXVII. Sentence Connectors.
   A. KARA.
XXVIII. Be Possible, Can Do DEKIMASU.
   A. Dictionary form KOTO GA DEKIMASU.
XXIX. Japanese Culture.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4-26-1994

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